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Cities Eligible for Grants to Upgrade Technology; Learn More with June 8 Webinar

May 19, 2016
Cities can apply for funds to support tech projects or equipment purchase through the CRT Settlement Fund.
As a result of a computer industry lawsuit settled by the California Attorney General, about $2.27 million in one-time funds will be awarded to both public and nonprofit agencies, with grants ranging from around $30,000 to $86,000, and one to two years in duration. Grant process will be administered by Harry M. Snyder, consumer attorney, Cy Pres Funds, with final grant approvals by the California Department of Justice.

Projects that increase access to computer or visual technology will be considered. Examples include funding to train displaced or unemployed workers in new tech occupations; New software, technology or hi-tech equipment for local water, sewage treatment, or mosquito abatement district improved services; or funding for computer or visual technology services that will improve tech access, skills and knowledge for California populations.

CRT Settlement Fund Timeline:
  • June 1: CRT Settlement Funds Request for Applications (RFA) released.
  • June 8: CRT Settlement Funds Applicant Webinar (recording and FAQs will be posted online).
  • July 15, 5 p.m.: Grants are due electronically to www.cypresfunds.net.
  • October: Grants awarded and Grant Agreements Executed by Cy Pres Fund Administrator.
Read the summary of information about funding for each of four types of grants online. If you would like to be added to the email list for the CRT Settlement Funds RFA and other updates, please send a request to hmscypresfunds@gmail.com.

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